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The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 06


Published 1943


The Army-Navy Screen Magazine Number 06, 1943 (AKA The War, NO. 6, 1943)

  • 01 F.O.B. America: Short film about the M-10 tank destroyer.

  • 02 Back Home - Detroit Michigan: Short film about Detroit. UAW factory workers go to Camp Atterbury, Indiana to experience military life. Soldiers to go Detroit to visit the plants that are producing materiel for the war effort.

  • 03 I Was There [Doolittle Raid]: AAF Captains Ted W. Lawson and Dean Davenport talk about their experiences in the Doolittle Raid.

  • 04 Merchant Marine - There's Something About A Sailor: Short film about female Soviet Merchant Marine Officer Valentina Orlikova. It features Shirley Booth, Constance Collier, and cartoonist Otto Soglow.

  • 05 Letter From Buna: Short film about the New Guinea campaign.

  • The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 06 1943: the entire newsreel


The Army-Navy Screen Magazine was produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pictorial Service, under the supervision of Col. Frank Capra, who came up with the idea. It was released twice a month and shown to military troops as a 20-minute newsreel.

"By the end of the war, the Army-Navy Screen Magazine reached an enormous weekly audience of 4.2 million. It had become for American soldiers all over the world a communal experience that greatly influenced their perception of the war."

It featured short documentary films, news from back home, and short training films like Dr. Seuss' Private Snafu cartoons.   I've uploaded the entire Screen Magazine and also each segment as a separate file (some editions are comprised of 1 long film, though).

Description at the National Archives: "Reel 1, Part 1, an M-10 tank destroyer is tested over rough terrain; its guns are fired. Part 2, a pilot describes the bombing of Tokyo. B-25s leave the carrier Hornet. Shows Gen. Doolittle. Gen. Arnold denounces the execution by the Japanese of U.S. pilots. Part 3, Detroit factory workers visit Camp Atterbury, Ind.; (Reel 2) soldiers from the camp visit Detroit war plants. Part 4, a Russ. woman merchant seaman describes her duties. Part 5: on the Buna campaign in New Guinea. Troops assemble at Port Moresby; a corduroy road is constructed; supplies are dropped from the air. Shows Australian troops, Japanese POW's, and Gen. MacArthur."

As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)


Producer United States. Army Signal Corps’ Army Pictorial Service
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
Language English

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